The Chiefs' Priest Holmes and the Jets' Curtis Martin are doing their best to dispel the notion that running backs lose their punch after turning 30. The duo, who rank 1-2 in the league in rushing yards, are gunning to become the second running back in NFL history to lead the league in rushing yardage when starting the season at 30 or older. Cleveland's Marion Motley, who rushed for a league-best 810 yards in 1950, is the only player to lead the league in rushing at 30. . . .

League quarterbacks are on pace to set a single-season record for completion percentage, which currently stands at 60.8 percent. The record is 59.7, set in 2002, and four of the top five completion marks have come in the last four seasons. . . .

The NFL's first player born in Ukraine is making a name for himself. Defensive end Igor Olshansky, who from here on will be known as the "Rushin' Russian," has 23 tackles, a sack and a pass defended for the Chargers. . . .

Jets Coach Herman Edwards is challenging Bill Parcells for the title of Longest-Winded Angry Coach. He delivered a lengthy tirade directed toward the New York media at his Wednesday news conference. Edwards was a tad upset that the media described the Jets as relatively happy after their loss to the Patriots last week. The diatribe was broadcast in its entirety on the NFL Network's "Total Access" Wednesday night.